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December 13, 2013

Five Amazing Games That Add a Third Dimension to Learning

"Four years ago I went from being a school teacher, to a position in distributed learning. The environment was “cutting edge” but many courses were still in paper format, and the online ones were largely electronic text. The cost of materials and course development translated into huge classes, and marking loads.

Student feedback was both inadequate and not at all timely. Worst of all, my students were not engaged and had little meaningful contact with their teacher.

After a year of feeling like a total failure I told the principal that I was dissatisfied with my teaching practice and needed to find a better way to engage the students in their learning. With her blessing, I began my search."
- Gord Holden from Vancouver, B.C.


Here is a list of five games Gord Holden has used in his classes:

1. BUILD A CIVILIZATION: CAESAR III

2. MEET MEDIEVAL CITIZENS, EXPLORE HISTORIC CITIES: CASPIAN LEARNING

3. LIVE WITH INDIGENOUS CULTURES: QUEST ATLANTIS

4. SURVIVE IN THE WILD: WOLFQUEST

5. REDESIGN LEARNING: CYBERNETWORLDS

To find out more about using these games as learning tools, please click here.

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